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Everything Within Balance: As Predators Decrease, Ecosystems Suffer
2012-04-10 12:37:03

As predators dwindle in the Northern Hemisphere, populations of their would-be prey begin to flourish. A new survey suggests such large populations are harmful to their specific ecosystems. Scientists from Oregon State University examined 42 studies from the past 50 years and found that as wolves disappear from the northern United States, Canada, and Alaska, populations of moose and deer swell. The resulting boom in moose and deer populations can be harmful to other living things in the...

2012-02-28 08:00:00

Scout & Zoe´s offers tips for helping your dog hit the ground running when spring arrives. Anderson, Indiana (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 Is your dog ready for spring? Scout & Zoe´s Natural Antler Chews offers the following tips to ensure your furry friends are primed to spring forward when warmer weather arrives. “At our house the arrival of spring is right up at the top in terms of things we look forward to every year,” says Cindy Dunston Quirk, owner and...

2012-02-14 08:00:00

Scout & Zoe's Nibblet chews for small animals are recognized for their positive impact on the environment. Anderson, IN (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 Scout & Zoe´s Natural Antler Dog Chews aren´t just good for your pet — they´re also good for the planet. That´s according to PET AGE magazine, which recently announced that Scout & Zoe´s Nibblet chews for small animals are being honored with a Green Spirit Award in recognition of their positive impact on...

By The Light Of January's Wolf Moon
2012-01-12 04:20:39

On the hunt, is bigger better for predators like wolves? A cold-eyed moon rises above Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park. It is January. For Native Americans, it is the time of the Wolf Moon. Snow frozen to hardpan shrouds the valley's tall summer grasses. It holds no tracks, tells no tales. Predators roam undetected across the icy landscape. Not so their prey. It's well past midnight and 10 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. The air itself is frozen in place. In the long dark...

Dramatic Links Found Between Climate Change, Elk, Plants, And Birds
2012-01-11 04:00:09

Climate change in the form of reduced snowfall in mountains is causing powerful and cascading shifts in mountainous plant and bird communities through the increased ability of elk to stay at high elevations over winter and consume plants, according to a groundbreaking study in Nature Climate Change. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and University of Montana study not only showed that the abundance of deciduous trees and their associated songbirds in mountainous Arizona have declined over...


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Stag-Moose, Cervalces scotti
2012-05-11 12:12:45

The stag-moose (Cervalces scotti) is also known as the stag moose and was actually a deer that resembled a moose. It resided in North America during the Pleistocene era. Its range included New Jersey and Iowa, reach north from Arkansas to Southern Canada. It inhabited wetlands in these areas. This animal had long legs, a head resembling an elk, and huge, complex antlers. The stag-moose became extinct during the mass extinction of large mammals that occurred in the last Ice Age on North...

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2007-12-21 13:38:46

The Mexican Gray Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi), is the rarest, most genetically distinct subspecies of the Gray Wolf in North America. Until recent times, the Mexican Gray Wolf ranged the Sonora and Chihuahua Deserts from central Mexico to western Texas, southern New Mexico, and central Arizona. By the turn of the 20th century, reduction of natural prey like deer and elk caused many wolves to begin attacking domestic livestock, which led to intensive efforts by government agencies and...

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2007-06-25 08:38:54

Thorold's Deer, Cervus albirostris, also known as the White-lipped Deer, is native to China. It lives in the high and cold grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau, in Eastern Tibet and the Qinghai Province. It is distantly related to the Central Asian Deer and the Wapiti. It is one of the largest deer species measuring up to 6 feet long and weighing up to 500 lb. Male deer have 5 pronged antlers (5 points on each antler) that may measure 4 feet. This deer, like the Wapiti, is predominantly a...

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2006-12-12 11:32:09

The White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the Virginia deer, is a medium-sized deer found throughout most of the continental United States, southern Canada, Mexico, Central America and northern portions of South America as far south as Peru. The species is most common east of the American cordillera, and is absent from much of the western United States, including Nevada, Utah and California. There are populations of Arizona (couesi) and Carmen Mountain's (carminis)...

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2006-12-12 11:16:00

The European Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) is a deer species of Europe, Asia Minor, and Caspian coastal regions. There is a separate species known as the Siberian Roe Deer (Capreolus pygargus) that is found from the Ural Mountains to as far east as China and Siberia. The two species meet at the Caucasus Mountains, with the European species occupying the southern flank of the mountain ranges and adjacent Asia Minor and the Siberian species occupying the northern flank of the mountain ranges....

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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